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People

Total Population 1,206
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 41.6%
Employed Population 16+ 476
Age of the Population 59

Families

% of people married 61.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,935
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,073
Median House Value $556,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0%
English 32.9%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blowing Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Watauga
Standard Zip Codes 28605
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.135
Longitude -81.677

Blowing Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 67.9 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station W KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blowing Rock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Aho (28605)

Bamboo (28605)

Mayview Park (28605)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Banner Elk 1,183 $82,500
Beech Mountain 571 $74,479
Boone 17,966 $72,760
Crossnore 237 $65,250
Newland 844 $54,375
Seven Devils 240 $99,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blowing Rock Hospitals

BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
418 CHESTNUT DRIVE
(828) 295-3136
Emergency Service: Yes

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